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About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

Posts by Kevin Wicks

WATCH: Dating Talk in the U.K.

For a nation of people not known for wearing their hearts on their sleeves, Britain sure has an abundance of terms for physical affection. In this episode of the Anglophenia video series, Kate Arnell teaches you a few British terms to …

Alan Rickman is the ‘British Kevin Bacon,’ Fans Say

In the parlor game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” you must tie the prolific star to any other film actor in six steps or fewer. Last month, we asked BBC AMERICA viewers to weigh in on the British actor who most fulfills the …

Meet the Fan Behind Comic-Con’s Flying TARDIS

Doctor Who‘s TARDIS was ubiquitous at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, inspiring fan art and even some runway-ready couture. But eagle-eyed attendees may have spotted the ever-recognizable blue box swooping through the trees …